Patrick Cooper-McCann

Patrick Cooper-McCann

Assistant Professor

3198 Faculty/Administration Building


Urban Studies and Planning

Patrick Cooper-McCann

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Shrinking cities, open space, spatial justice, Detroit


  • Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan, 2019
  • Master of Urban Planning, University of Michigan, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 2010

News mentions

Selected publications

  • Cooper-McCann, Patrick. 2019. “Negotiating the Post-Industrial City.” Journal of Planning History. 18(4): 329-336. doi: 10.1177/1538513219866994
  • Cooper-McCann, Patrick. 2016. “The Trap of Triage: Lessons from the ‘Team Four Plan.’” Journal of Planning History. 15(2): 149-169. doi: 10.1177/1538513215602026
  • Dewar, Margaret, Matthew Weber, Eric Seymour, Meagan Elliott, and Patrick Cooper-McCann. 2015. “Learning from Detroit: How Research on a Declining City Enriches Urban Studies.” In Reinventing Detroit: The Politics of Possibility, edited by Michael Peter Smith and L. Owen Kirkpatrick, 37-56. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers

Courses taught by Patrick Cooper-McCann

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022